OK BP, I'll explain my personal Alton issues. I know it's his shtick so he gets away with it, but unfortunately for him he AMAZINGLY and uncannily resembles 2 uncles on my mom's side who are famously avoided at all costs. They are the worst know-it-all braggarts I've ever seen, and while they are nice good-hearted guys they just bug the living **** out of you. Mercilessly. They won't shut the hell up for one second on their interests--which are of course the coolest things in the universe and which of course you couldn't care less about but try politely to play along. That's what civilized people do. We are polite, have patience and compromise in social settings, right? BUT.... try to even mention YOUR interests and they look either visibly bored to death, or they may even get up and walk away while your still talking. Man, I've known these guys for 39 years and the infractions are ENDLESS. As a result I've developed an allergy to know-it-alls. Sure there are degrees, and not all are this bad. Some people can pull it off respectfully. If not for the uncles, I probably love Alton to death. As mentioned, I also love Good Eats and have seen them all multiple times and have tried many of those recipes and techniques. But he just looks and talks so exactly like those guys and it forces me to think of things I don't want to remember. Sorry, Alton. You're simply guilty by resemblance.
If I could do this poll over, I'd still leave Alton in. But I'd definitely include Sandra Lee. It was a mistake leaving her off. I've only sat through her show once or twice in absolute horror, but surprised no one here has mentioned her "Tablescapes" as a flash-point annoyance along with rayrays EVOO.